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Origin of Frog-Killing Chytrid Fungus Found
Ruth Williams | May 10, 2018
DNA evidence points to Asian amphibians as the source of a fatal disease that has been wiping out frogs across the globe.
Frogs Fight Back From Fungal Attack
Ruth Williams | Mar 29, 2018
A decade after chytridiomycosis killed scores of amphibians in Panama, some species are recovering. New research indicates why.
Tadpoles Keep Eating Because They Don’t Feel Full
Catherine Offord | Mar 28, 2018
Baby frogs don’t develop the neural circuitry responsible for feeding inhibition until they begin metamorphosing into adults.
Image of the Day: Frog Leaps Away from Extinction
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Jan 3, 2018
A once critically endangered species of leaf frog has made a comeback.
Image of the Day: Night Crawler
Staff | Apr 17, 2017
is a nocturnal, tree-dwelling frog that lives in the Amazon rainforest.
Scientists Discover First Fluorescent Frog
Diana Kwon | Mar 14, 2017
The polka dot tree frog (
) glows under a blacklight, due to the presence of three fluorescent molecules in its lymph tissue and skin.
TS Picks: October 17, 2016
Kerry Grens | Oct 17, 2016
Problematic dietary advice; the man whose cells were fixed with CRISPR; treating toads
Swallowing Without a Tongue
Jenny Rood | Mar 18, 2015
On land, mudskippers use mouthfuls of water like land-based amphibians use their fleshy tongues to catch and swallow prey.
Jenny Rood | Mar 4, 2015
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
Unique Frog Breeding
Bob Grant | Jan 5, 2015
A newly described amphibian species engages in internal fertilizations and gives birth to tadpoles.